PCHR Condemns Israeli Forces’ Closure of 3 Media Companies in West Bank


Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, October 18, 2017

Today early morning, Israeli forces closed 8 branch offices of 3 media companies for in the West Bank, providing media services in Nablus, Hebron, Ramallah and Bethlehem. These companies are PalMedia, Ram Sat, and Trans Media, noting that the offices are rented by the channels of al-Quds, Al-Aqsa and Palestine Today.  Israeli forces confiscated the broadcasting devices and equipment and closed the offices for 6 months without identifying the reasons in addition to arresting 2 journalists from Hebron.  The Palestinian Center for Human Rights (PCHR) strongly condemns these decisions and calls upon the intentional community to put pressure on Israeli forces to end their attacks against the Palestinian media facilities.  These attacks are part of systematic steps to silence the voice of truth and cover up the serious violations of human rights in the oPt…